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'''Hyman Paul Bley''', Order of Canada|CM (November 10, 1932 – January 3, 2016) was a Canadian pianist known for his contributions to the free jazz movement of the 1960s as well as his innovations and influence on trio playing and his early live performance on the Moog and Arp audio synthesizers. Bley was a long-time resident of the United States. His music has been described by Ben Ratliff of the New York Times as "deeply original and aesthetically aggressive." Bley's prolific output includes influential recordings from the 1950s through to his solo piano records of the 2000s.
Birth nameHyman Paul Bley
Alias| birth_date = {{birth date|1932|11|10}}
Birth placeMontreal, Quebec, Canada
InstrumentPiano
GenreFree jazz, avant-garde jazz, post bop
OccupationMusician, composer
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Associated actsBarry Altschul, Don Cherry (trumpeter)|Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, Jimmy Giuffre, Charlie Haden, Charles Mingus, Paul Motian, Annette Peacock, Gary Peacock, Sonny Rollins, Steve Swallow
Website[http://www.improvart.com/bley/ improvart.com/bley/]
Notable instrumentsAcoustic Piano, Bösendorfer, Steinway, Moog synthesizer, ARP synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
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cleo laine & jean luc ponty, featuring johnny dankworth, carmel jones & paul bley
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